Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)
The LMC is rich in a variety of diffuse nebulae, including the spectacular Tarantula Nebula, planetary nebulae, open clusters, globular clusters, and so-called blue populous clusters, which resemble compact, young globulars and are of a type unseen in our own galaxy. An absence of intermediate-age clusters suggests that the LMC has experienced early and late bursts of star formation. The LMC was also the site of supernova 1987A – the nearest observed supernova since that recorded by Kepler.
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